In a press release, the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 stated that the interim agreement would be approved by its negotiating committee and submitted to a ratification vote by its members, which will take place from 29 September to 4 October. “We believe that we have reached an agreement that is fair to both parties and we are pleased to make an offer that will allow us to work towards ratification of our membership,” said Aleem Chaudhary, president of the union. October 25, 2019 – The agreement with ATU has been ratified by the Council. No no. Winnipeg Transit Service is not currently involved in ongoing collective bargaining; However, any form of work stoppage by ATU 1505 can have a direct impact on the shipping establishment. The ATU also did not contain a concrete proposal for a general wage increase in its counter-offer, which negates the objective of seeking a collective agreement at this stage of the negotiations. June 7, 2019 – Last week, employees of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 voted against the City of Winnipeg`s final contract offer. We are disappointed with the result of the vote and feel that we have made a fair and reasonable offer. The city has asked the province to appoint a conciliator so that we can conclude these negotiations.
The City and the ATU were informed by letter of 4 June that a conciliator had been appointed and that he would contact the parties to attend and, if necessary, to organize the meetings. The city is committed to continuing negotiations with ATU in a fair and reasonable manner and hopes that collective bargaining will succeed, which will not disrupt transit services for the thousands of users who rely on them every day. The City of Winnipeg and ATU 1505 will begin negotiations on January 4, 2019. The city is committed to negotiating with ATU in a fair and reasonable manner and hopes that the negotiations will succeed and that they will not result in a disruption of transit services for the thousands of users who rely on them every day. “We are pleased that ATU membership has ratified the interim agreement between the parties,” city spokesman David Driedger said in a statement to Global News. The details of the collective agreement will not be known until it has been ratified. (File) Details of the agreement will not be disclosed until the ATU members vote. The vote is scheduled for September 29 to October 4.
Winnipeg transit operators and mechanics have reached a preliminary agreement with the City of Winnipeg. “Winnipeg Transit failed to implement part of the agreed collective agreement,” he said in the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 statement. The ATU has been on a legal strike since 31 May 2019. The overtime ban introduced by the ATU in June 2019 was consistent with the definition of a strike under the Labour Relations Act. This ATU strike officially ended the old collective agreement. However, so far, the city has operated according to the old collective agreement. September 24, 2019 – The City of Winnipeg has reached a preliminary agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU). The agreement has yet to be ratified by both sides.
Last Thursday`s COUNTER-offer from the ATU reconditioned most of its previous proposals, the variants of which, under a four-year contract, will cost taxpayers up to $50 million. Funding a scheme of this magnitude would require a significant increase in property taxes, transit charges or both. In April, after tense negotiations, bus drivers agreed to an agreement with a 0.5% pay increase for drivers with more than five years of experience. It is now two weeks behind schedule, and the union president says it undermines confidence in management. “The timetable for implementing wage rates and retroactive payment is consistent with previous agreements.” A significant contribution to the dollar gap is that the ATU proposal for the first increase of 1.75% will be effective on January 1, 2019 compared to the city`s last offer, which foresees the first 2% increase as in January 2020.